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Giró Ribot Brut Nature Gran Reserva Cava 2009

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Grape Variety: 50% Macabeo, 30% Xarel.lo, 10% Parellada, 10% Chardonnay
Tasting NotesPale, straw yellow colour with shiny golden hues and green undertones. Fine and constant bubbles forming an elegant rosary. Very fine and elegant aromas with undertones of toasted almonds and subtle notes of wildflower honey and dried herbs. Dry, well structured and vibrant, with pronounced overtones of toasted flavours and dried fruits. Elegant and persistent, with a lingering finish.

Vineyard: El Penedés A.C.O. Cava, Spain
Age of the VineyardAverage age of vines of 20 and 30 years
Time of Harvest: From the beginning until the end of September
Altitude: 175-250 metres above sea level

Harvest MethodHandpicked and carefully selected grapes.
WinemakingCava made with the best winemaking techniques and the utmost care. The destemmed grapes undergo a cold soak for several days in order to maximize the primary aromas. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a very low temperature between 12-14°C for several days. The coupage wine obtained undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle according to the méthode traditionnelle. They employ a strain of yeast that increases mannoprotein content in the cava in order to achieve a velvety and creamy mouth feel. The cava ages in the silence of their cellar on its lees for 30-42 months.
Winemaker: Joan Rovira

Alcohol: 11.5% vol.
Volume: 750 ml
Residual sugars: 2.0 gr/litre
Standard Drinks: 6.8
Peak drinking: 1-2 years
Best Served: 7°C
Ageing: Between 30 and 42 months